Why? Because everyone’s busy…
…there’s Christmas parties, family gatherings and festive cheer to be had. Moments of “oh…what can I quickly whip up to impress..??” are common, am I right?
Because some lovely ladies asked for it. Because its delicious, easy, pretty healthy and impressive. Because you can impress the masses and give the impression you’ve just spent days in the kitchen preparing this beautiful dessert. And because sharing is caring and in the spirit of the festive season.
Rich Chocolate Mousse
This recipe is so stupidly easy. Yet it’s delicious and (most importantly) impressive!
It’s also a healthier option from traditional chocolate mousse and an option for the dairy free’ers and vegan’ers among us.
Please note, this is quite rich, you dont need a huge serving size. How do I know this…because I over indulged by finishing all of mine last night. Mr SpunkyGuts and I agreed we probably could have shared one dessert….too late now…so we’ll just tell people we shared mine….and then shared his….oops!
YOU WILL NEED
1 x food processor, blender OR stab mixer
(*note* you do not need all three…one will be excellent)
1 x 400ml can coconut milk (a good quality one that’s not watery or oily) OR coconut cream
2 – 3 Tablespoons of nut butter (peanut butter – I used smooth peanut butter (home made of course) but I imagine crunchy would be phenomenal! Or try almond butter, cashew butter or even tahini)
1 – 3 Tablespoons of sweetener (your choice of either: honey, maple syrup, rice malt syrup or coconut sugar)
3 – 4 Tablespoons of Coca powder (or use raw cacao powder is amazing too, both tasting and healthwise)
1 x pinch of sea salt
A pinch of Vanilla and/or Cinnamon powder (vanilla in the form of extract, paste, a scraped bean, powder…all are fine)
Pretty things to garnish (think shredded coconut, chocolate chips, berries, bee pollen, grated dark chocolate, crushed up malteasers, a small furry animal, cherries)
WHAT TO DO…
Firstly please note that you can adjust the amounts to suit your own tastes, in particular how sweet you make it. For example I only used maybe 2 teaspoons of coconut sugar and that was perfect for me. I was pretty generous with the peanut butter though….
Put all the ingredients into your mixing contraption (except the pretty garnish things)
Mix it thoroughly.
You should end up with a smooth, thick and luscious looking mixture.
Now place the mixture into serving dishes
A large one to share or individual cups – I love to use espresso or tea cups, cocktail glasses would be very sch-mick too 😉
Now is the hard part….pop them into the fridge to firm up a little (without giving in to temptation first!). You can leave them for as little as half an hour and for as long as you need before they are served.
Oh! Don’t forget the garnish before you serve…
I hope that satisfies the chocolate monster and impresses even your most ‘posh’ friends. I’m spending the next couple of days getting
festy feisty (bloody hell!)…festive (hooray!!) and into the Christmas spirit.
Love, peace and a Christmas feast xoxo